Barny Revill has filmed in some of the most extreme corners of the world throughout his career, including on Mount Everest, deep in the Congo and even under the North Pole on a military submarine.
His work includes Animal Odd Couples for BBC One, which achieved ratings of nearly 6 million, making it one of the highest rated specialist factual shows of 2013. Barny also directed many episodes of River Monsters, which is the best-performing series in the network history of Animal Planet, including the opening episode and River Monsters 3D – Pack of Teeth which was nominated for Best 3D at Wildscreen International Film Festival. He directed the full drama-documentary Bite of the Living Dead as has filmed the Dulux dog for an ad campaign, as well as rebranding the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home through a series of commercials.
Secret Life of Dogs for itv earned critical acclaim both in the UK and abroad. Narrated by Martin Clunes, it was one of the world’s best-selling single documentaries of the year. His follow up, Secret Life of Babies was shortlisted for a Grierson Award and there have been many other Secret Life of films in the strand since.
Barny has also taken Davina McCall to the extremes in a 4 part series for itv, and Series Directed a popular factual format for the BBC with Chris Packham ‘Me and My Dog – the Ultimate Challenge‘. And most recently Earth from Space for BBC1 with Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Clips from his films regularly go viral. He made the most watched video on Animal Planet’s YouTube channel – a clip from Animal Odd Couples that has over 60million views. And the most watched video on River Monster official YouTube channel which has over 29million views. He also has several videos in the BBC’s most watched list. In total, his videos have 200million views and rising.
His next project is Life On Our Planet which he has made with Silverback Films, Amblin Entertainment and Industrial Light and Magic, for Netflix. Four years in the making, this will be released in 2023.